MWX: Special Lunch Break Tour: Chicago Zero Zero

Saturday, April 11, 2015: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Registration Area (4F)

Please join us to interactively experience Chicago Zero, Zero with creators Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, John Russick, Chicago History Museum, USA, and Vince Dziekan, Curator of MWX.

You will be invited to meet with the developers of CHICAGO 0,0, a prototype augmented reality mobile app (smartphones or tablets) designed to share visual, historical, and architectural resources from the Chicago History Museum’s collection with people moving through the city using mobile devices (documentation of the app in action can be viewed at http://Chicago00.org).  The tour will begin with an overview of the app and some background on its development. Pre-loaded tablet computers will be available or attendees will also be able to use their own phones to downloaded software. Then the collaborative team behind the project, Assistant Professor Alan Rhodes from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Visual Communication Design and Chicago History Museum’s Director of Curatorial Affairs, John Russick, will lead the group to the corner of State and Madison streets (one block north of the conference hotel). The virtual tour will be both an excursion through the physical city via the app and an exploration and discussion with colleagues on the challenges and opportunities presented by such technologies. Immediately afterward, the group will retire to a convenient venue for a quick bite and continued conversation and analysis.

Please meet in the Registration Area at 12pm – the guided tour will start promptly! Lunch will be grabbed along the way.

Chicago Zero, Zero — Augmented Reality Tour of Downtown
- Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, John Russick, Chicago History Museum, USA
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